Our co-curricular programme
There is overwhelming evidence that students who involve themselves in co-curricular activities excel in their academic studies. But our co-curricular programme is about so much more than that. We want our students to try new things, to discover and nurture talent, and to challenge themselves to go beyond their own expectations.
Younger students do three activities a week or more, while older students are guided to develop a balanced programme as a counterpoise to their academic studies and to develop their leadership skills.
Explore, evolve and enjoy
Themes of Creativity, Activity and Service guide our programme, with students encouraged to ensure they include activities that cover these areas.
With over 90 activities per term, there are plenty of exciting things for our students to try, from dance to electronics, chess to yoga – as well as off-site activities including sailing and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
There are also weekend activities for boarders (and day students who want to join in), including cinema trips, bowling, theme parks and visits to London.
Our aims for students
- To challenge themselves in different situations and develop greater personal confidence and social skills
- To recognise the worth of both participation and excellence
- To develop a strong sense of responsibility, mutual support, self-awareness and tolerance towards each other, our school and our community
- To progress personal interests and develop new skills and passions through a broad range of creative, active and service activities
Sport, PE and Wellness at Leighton Park
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Hear our Director of Sport, PE and Wellness, Jez Belas, talk about our distinctive approach. Our students have enjoyed success in ISA competitions, with some of our Advanced Performer Programme members going on to the highest levels in their sports. While we celebrate these achievements ours is very much a sport for all approach, where every student can enjoy being active, competing and developing their skills.
We run fixtures with multiple teams at each age group. Teams and individuals compete in a wide range of county, regional and national fixtures every year. As a result, many of our top athletes are often selected for county, regional and national teams.
Students who reach a representative level of sport are offered individual strength and conditioning sessions as well as additional sporting opportunities via our Advanced Performer Programme (APP) to support their training outside of school.